The beauty of fatigue and the thrill of conquest

L'Eroica was born in 1997 in Gaiole in Chianti, a small village in the province of Siena, where creator Giancarlo Brocci, together with 92 hunters of feelings and emotions - as he called them - started the first edition of a magical cycling event; an event combining challenging routes, magnificent landscapes and unforgettable refreshments in a unique way.

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De routes
mini Chianti
46KM
mini Chianti
Hoogtemeters 709M
Taste the L’Eroica atmosphere on this simple route that takes about 3 hours and has a 700m altitude difference.
Short Route
81KM
Short Route
Hoogtemeters 1.560M
This route is the "gateway" to the myth of L'Eroica. Covering about 4 hours, in addition to the highlights of the leisure route.
Hundred Route
106KM
Hundred Route
Hoogtemeters 1.737M
A new route that passes through the Crete Senesi has been added to the 23rd edition of L'Eroica, Gaiole in Chianti. The route is challenging but is within reach of many because the length and elevation gain are not excessive.
[nl]Medium route - crete senesi
135KM
[nl]Medium route - crete senesi
Hoogtemeters 2.200M
[nl]We are touching on the "legend", while still within reach of amateur cyclists, with route times that can stretch beyond 10-12 hours or more.
long route
209KM
long route
Hoogtemeters 3.768M
This is "L’Eroica" at its most authentic. With over 3,700m altitude difference and an average 15-hour ride, many finish after 10pm!
permanent route
209KM
permanent route
Hoogtemeters 3.891M
The great L’Eroica adventure is no longer restricted to the first Sunday in October. In fact, the best vintage leisure ride can be enjoyed all year long!
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We want to thank each of you. There were 8,000 of you and all of us together succeeded in making the event intimate, where cycling and our old bikes helped us torealise a dream, getting us all together in one enormous embrace.